A DAUNTING ASSESSMENT
If you are in high-school, examinations are a fact of life. Why should you find yet another test, the SAT, daunting? In our experience working with hundreds of students of every ability level, we have encountered three common reasons. The first is the duration: while most high-school examinations are sprints, the SAT, at a staggering three hours, is a marathon. This is not just a test of concentration, but mental endurance.
The second is content. In high school, if you study Organic Chemistry, you can expect to be tested on your knowledge of Organic Chemistry. The SAT, in contrast, is designed to test fundamental quantitative and qualitative skills – independent of topic. So, if the SAT is a marathon, you are running in the dark.
Finally, there is the purpose. Too often, students have hazy ideas about what scores they should be targeting and do not appreciate the vital benchmarking role that the SAT serves in university admissions. Consequently, many do not start the requisite training in time, or struggle to stay motivated once they start.
We created our SAT Preparation curriculum to help you approach this unconventional and unfamiliar assessment with confidence and resolve.